Sovereigns' Health Freedom Network (SHFN) Newsletter February 2011
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"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson
"HEALTH CARE" NULLIFICATION
On January 31, 2011 federal judge Roger Vinson ruled the entire new "health care" law unconstitutional after a majority of the states challenged the law that is often referred to as "Obamacare". The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA), Public Law 111-353, requires people to obtain health insurance which the corrupt, machine gun toting IRS would enforce.
Obviously, the US Constitution does not give the federal government the power to require people to buy health insurance from corporate entities. Furthermore, this requirement is unconstitutional because the Thirteenth Amendment prohibits "involuntary servitude"1. The US government cannot lawfully force people against their will into servitude to corporate entities that only support mainstream medicine which globally kills hundreds of thousands of people every year.2 Meanwhile the federal government continues to attack people who provide life-saving natural foods and herbal medicines that kill no one.
In spite of the fact that a federal judge ruled the so-called health care legislation unconstitutional, the US president continues to force this tyranny on American citizens by appealing this ruling. There are those who resent the term "Obamacare" but by appealing this blatantly unconstitutional law that term may be even more appropriate. Of course, this is not a Democrat vs. Republican issue. This is a human rights issue--the right to choose real health insurance in the form of raw, organically grown, non-GMO food, medicinal herbs and natural healing methods that do no harm. Of course, there are some benefits to modern medicine technologies. However, when the federal government intervenes in health care choices, an immense, parasitic bureaucracy is created to siphon money, health and freedoms from We the People.
IDAHO HOUSE NULLIFIES OBAMACARE
Idaho may be the first state to pass legislation to nullify Obamacare (PPACA). The Idaho House just passed a health care nullification and state sovereignty bill, HB 117: "The purpose of this legislation is to declare the two federal laws: Public Law 111-148 and Public Law 111-152, void and of no effect in the state of Idaho. The state’s primary responsibility is to interpose and protect its citizens from unconstitutional acts of the federal government which necessitates ordering all state agencies to cease in implementation of these two federal acts."3
This legislation is a direct result of the Tenth Amendment movement to rein in unconstitutional federal activities that usurp the powers of individual states and their citizens. The Tenth Amendment Center is at the forefront of the movement and is helping states restore their health freedom rights. In March of 2010 Idaho passed the Idaho Health Freedom Act which states:
"The power to require or regulate a person’s choice in the mode of securing health care services, or to impose a penalty related thereto, is not found in the Constitution of the United States of America, and is therefore a power reserved to the people pursuant to the Ninth Amendment, and to the several states pursuant to the Tenth Amendment. The state of Idaho hereby exercises its sovereign power to declare the public policy of the state of Idaho regarding the right of all persons residing in the state of Idaho in choosing the mode of securing health care services."
Since the IRS is the enforcement agency of Obamacare, it remains to be seen how Idaho will deal with that problem.
Other states that have introduced legislation specifically to nullify PPACA are Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, New Hampshire and Maine. The following states have introduced health care freedom legislation and constitutional amendments: Washington, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
FDA FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA)
While the president is facing off with the judicial branch to force Americans into involuntary servitude to Big Pharma and mainstream medicine, he recently proposed a 3.7 trillion dollar budget that gives the corrupt, unconstitutional FDA 33% more money, nearly a billion dollar increase for a total of 4.3 billion dollars, allegedly "to protect and promote the public health." Apparently, this increase in funding was made in response to the passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which was signed by Obama on January 4, 2011. For nearly two years the US Congress has been running a shell game of "food safety" bills bearing numbers such as S. 510, HR 2751, HR 875, HR 2749, S. 3767, etc. The lame duck Congress pulled a final bill switcheroo on December 19, 2010 in a late Sunday night session. The "food safety" act was passed two days later after less than one hour of debate!
FSMA provides the framework to implement the UN's control over our food supplies and natural medicines, known as Codex Alimentarius.4 FSMA specifically mentions Codex Alimentarius and compliance to "international agreements": "Recommendations on whether and how to harmonize requirements under the Codex Alimentarius.” -- Section 306(c)(5); “Nothing in this Act… shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with…any…treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.” -- Section 404.
FSMA also spreads FDA corruption around the globe: "The Secretary shall establish offices of the Food and Drug Administration in foreign countries..." -- Section 308.
In the real world there is very little problem with food safety in these modern times. More people are killed in the US by lightning than by E. coli. According to the US government's own statistics (CDC), "known pathogens" only cause an estimated 1800 deaths per year.5 When one compares that small number to the hundreds of thousands deaths caused by mainstream medicine one can begin to sense that there is a hidden agenda at play that has nothing to do with saving lives.
The majority of recent food safety issues in the US, such as the E. coli on fresh spinach, melamine in dairy products, Salmonella in peanut butter, were all linked to industrial agri-business practices, not family-owned farms, small food manufacturing businesses or co-ops. Individual states have their own health inspection departments so there is no need or constitutional provision for the federal government to be involved with enforcing food safety standards at the farm level. Of course, as always the feds use the "interstate commerce clause" in the Constitution to usurp the power of the states and the rights of the people. However, FSMA is clearly unconstitutional because it specifically gives the FDA power over "intrastate" commerce as well. That is, it not only regulates commerce between states but also food commerce within a state in violation of state sovereignty.
In response to "intrastate" usurpations of power, Arizona legislators have submitted the "Intrastate Commerce Act", SB 1178, which provides that "all goods grown, manufactured or made in Arizona and all services performed in Arizona, when such goods or services are sold, maintained, or retained in Arizona, shall not be subject to the authority of the Congress of the United States under its constitutional power to regulate commerce." If this proposed legislation becomes law then federal officials, agents and even employees can be arrested and fined for interfering with commerce within Arizona.
In Montana, the current blanket nullification proposal is HB 382, "an act prohibiting infringement of the state of Montana's constitutional right to nullification of any federal statute, mandate or executive order considered unconstitutional." It specifically repudiates the federal belief that the "Commerce Clause," the "Necessary and Proper Clause" or the "General Welfare Clause" are foundations for a complete federal control over states. HB 382 states: "Congress and the federal government are denied the power to establish laws within the state that are repugnant and obtrusive to state law and to the people within the state."
The powers that be in Washington DC routinely use newspeak terms like "safety", "protection", "security" and "care" in order to implement insidious, unconstitutional programs that undermine small businesses and farms while reinforcing the corporate takeover of America and an Orwellian police state. FSMA specifically includes "small businesses" and "very small businesses". Although there are some potential exemptions for farmers and small/very small businesses the feds can revoke those exemptions at will.
The Food Safety Modernization Act addresses food that they deem to be "adulterated". Ironically, the word "adulterated" means "polluted" and "To make impure by adding extraneous, improper or inferior ingredients". According to the FDA's food czar: "Prevention of foodborne illness, not reaction to problems, is now the guiding principle of our food safety law." If this were really true then the FDA would be prohibiting food that is "adulterated" with cancer-causing herbicides and pesticides that undoubtedly cause a great deal of "foodborne illness".
We can rest assured that corporations like Monsanto will make sure that "adulterated" foods containing pesticides and herbicides and GMO foods won't become an issue with the FDA. One of the earlier "food safety" bills in 2009 was Monsanto's dream bill HR 875, which was introduced by Rosa DeLauro whose husband works for Monsanto.
The FDA protection racket is intimately linked with Monsanto. Michael Taylor is the food czar at the FDA whose official title is "Deputy Commissioner for Foods". Taylor was a lawyer who worked for the FDA, USDA and Monsanto. He pushed through the newspeak concept of “substantial equivalence”, which opened the doors for Monsanto to flood the market with unlabeled GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).
The USDA has recently deregulated genetically-engineered (GE) bio-fuel corn, Monsanto's Roundup Ready Alfalfa and partially deregulated Roundup Ready sugar beets. The GE corn, alfalfa and beets will easily contaminate organic crops rendering them non-organic.
Some people believe that the amendment to FSMA by Senator Jon Tester of Montana took the heat off of farmers and small businesses. However, Mike Adams of Natural News stated: "Just for the record, a lot of people think that this Food Safety Modernization Act exempts small farmers because they cite the Testor amendment. But I don't think they know what's really written in there because it's not an exemption. Small farms have to apply for exemption. You have to send a bunch of paperwork to Washington and you have to be granted exemption."
Dr. Rima Laibow of Natural Solutions Foundation stated on the NSF website that FSMA "threatens small farm, home, local/organic and community food production with onerous rules that, while perhaps appropriate for industrialized food production, will create impossible “barriers against entry” that will rapidly destroy such local and natural production."
Under FSMA, grocery stores will now be required to keep records of the farms from which they obtain produce. The FDA can still force farmers to produce information for "identifying potential immediate recipients" of their farm produce. The FDA will also issue "mandatory produce safety standards": "FDA must establish science-based, minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables. Those standards must consider naturally occurring hazards, as well as those that may be introduced either unintentionally or intentionally, and must address soil amendments (materials added to the soil such as compost), hygiene, packaging, temperature controls, animals in the growing area and water." http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA/ucm239907.htm.
Notice the reference above to "compost". "Mandatory produce safety standards" specifically includes organic food. The Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Homeland Security, is required to report on "The impact of requirements under this Act (including amendments made by this Act) on certified organic farms and facilities".
The Food Safety Act contains very vague language such as "If the Secretary believes that there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to an article of food, and any other article of food that the Secretary reasonably believes is likely to be affected in a similar manner...." In other words, given its past actions, the FDA now has even more power to smash your door down--without a warrant and with guns drawn--based on pure speculation! However, it appears that the potential for abuse is dramatically increased as FSMA also covers "acts of terrorism". There are 42 references to "Homeland Security", 7 references to "terrorism" and 4 references to "national security" in FSMA.
Here is a video from Natural News of how a family-owned vegetable farm has already changed its operating basis because of this unconstitutional law:
"And now unfortunately, the FDA the last few years has been very aggressive...small dairies and raw dairies and local food co-ops and that scares us now....Who would want to choose any kind of life style or small business knowing that the aggressive FDA could [conduct] unwarranted searches on your farm and your home and your records and to just have the burden on your back every day?"
Another downside to FSMA is that it will reduce food production and raise food prices.
FDA REJECTS FOOD RIGHTS
The following quotes, which were taken from a lawsuit against FDA corruption by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, reveal the shocking truth about the FDA's blatant repudiation of our natural right to choose what foods we want eat:
"There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food."
"There is no 'deeply rooted' historical tradition of unfettered access to foods of all kinds."
"Plaintiffs' assertion of a 'fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families' is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish."
"There is no fundamental right to freedom of contract."
Police Raid Organic Food Stores: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/25/business/la-fi-raw-food-raid-20100725
Video of Raid With Guns Drawn: http://farmwars.info/?p=3866
HERBS IN EUROPE ABOUT TO BE "THUMPED"
Codex Alimentarius is now being harshly implemented in Europe. On May 1, 2011 health freedom will come to a crashing halt in Europe unless people revolt against the implementation of the European Union Directive called "The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive" (THMPD). According to Dr. Robert Verkerk of the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), "There is a huge disconnect between the original intention of the Directive as voted through by MEPs in 2004 and its subsequent interpretation and implementation. The result is a pitifully low number of registrations issued EU-wide for traditional herbal medicines, with only a measly 30 plant species currently included in registered products. To put this figure in context, just the two traditions of Ayurveda and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) use around 1500 plant species." When the 7-year transition period ends on April 30, 2011, all unregistered herbal products will become illegal!
The costs of registering an herbal product are staggering--sometimes reaching more than £150,000 per product (about a quarter million dollars). Consequently, only 79 products have been registered so far. None of the registered products include any Ayurvedic or traditional Chinese herbs.
Furthermore, many of the registered products include additives that are detrimental to health: the artificial sweeteners aspartame and sodium cyclamate, artificial preservatives, such as E215, E217 and E219, sodium lauryl sulphate, and various polymers, such as butylated methacrylate copolymer, polyvinylpyrrolidone and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), which the UK government recognizes as a carcinogenic substance.
Robert Verkerk stated: “We are planning to initiate judicial review proceedings of the EU Directive, starting in the High Court in London. We hope then to get a reference to the European Court of Justice. We are challenging on the grounds that the law is disproportionate, non-transparent and discriminatory, especially to the non-European traditions. We have already raised about £60,000 of our £90,000 target to fund legal fees for this initial phase.
“A major flaw in the legalisation is that, unlike pharmaceuticals, herbal products are made from biological sources, and as such do not react in the same way that conventional pharmaceuticals do in a laboratory environment. Trying to push these ancient traditions into a European straitjacket based around synthetic drug manufacture is like to trying to push a square peg into a round hole."
The EU Directive allows for unregistered herbal products to be prescribed by nationally "authorised healthcare professionals". In the UK the Health Professions Council (HPC) has now been asked to establish a statutory register for practitioners supplying unlicensed herbal medicines. The upcoming statutory licensing may very well put small-time herbalists out of business. What we are seeing in Europe now is the government takeover of herbal medicine. The question remains--Will Americans stand up for their rights when this usurpation of natural rights comes to their doorsteps?
Tilly Chirobokow is an Essiac therapist in the UK. Here is what she had to say about THMPD:
"As for the imminent herbal ban – oh it is so terrible here. I have heard of some practitioners being closed down, others having there stock destroyed in front of them, others being threatened with court action – and this is before the law has even been passed! A close Ayurvedic practitioner friend has set up an organisation which has many tens of thousands of supporters petitioning the government to stop this ban, they’ve been meeting with MP’s, even presenting the case in the Houses of Parliament and many hundreds of thousands have signed similar petitions; there has been over a million registered email complaints sent to the EU and nothing is stopping it, it still keeps snowballing onwards. An interesting or rather disturbing aspect to all of this is that there is an EU legislation that dictates that if a million complaints are received about an upcoming legislation, then this will be stopped immediately and investigated – but it hasn’t been stopped and the complaints keep coming in. Goodness knows what is going to happen.
"Yes we have been keeping an eye on the totally appalling food ‘safety’ act that’s happening in the US. Frightening and especially so since once it’s been passed by Obama it will then make it’s way over here – the two governments work cheek to cheek!"
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD: FSMA does not cover food that we grow and eat ourselves. Therefore, the more we can grow ourselves, the better.
BUY ORGANIC, BUY LOCAL: Support local farmers and businesses whenever possible.
LEGISLATION: Support Tenth Amendment legislation in your state to nullify federal intrusions on our natural rights. Also, support legislation to take away the money power from the privately-owned Federal Reserve and return it to We the People.
ARREST THE BANKSTERS: We must not forget that the real authors of the global corporatocracy and the assaults on our health freedoms are the international bankers, who are currently using every method available to bring the world to its knees, economically, politically and socially. These men are the real polluters who scheme behind the scenes to insure our dependency on oil, toxic farming and toxic pharmacy. These sociopaths, who are oftentimes members of the Bilderberg group--have openly stated that their agenda is to create a world government and drastically reduce the world's population. For those of us who are paying attention it is not difficult to discern many of the insidious ways they are accomplishing their goals. One such way is to insure that food is "adulterated" by destroying the enzymes with pasteurization and irradiation. Raw foods can cure diabetes, heart disease and cancer so they are number one on the FDA hit list.
Additionally, let us not forget what whistleblower/filmmaker Aaron Russo stated about the global elite's plan for a cashless society and chipping everyone so that no one can buy or sell without using their implanted, electronic chip. Mr. Russo stated that this information was given to him directly by a member of the Rockefeller family. The following interview with Aaron Russo reveals the nefarious plans of the international bankers: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5420753830426590918&q=aaron+russo+interview.
1. 13th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." This concept was previously expressed in the Declaration of Independence regarding consent; that is, governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. People can voluntarily become indentured servants through a contract that confirms consent. The so-called health care act violates the principle of consent by forcing people to enter into contracts without their consent.
2. In the 1990s the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that approximately 100,000 people die in hospitals every year in the US from pharmaceutical drugs. It should be noted that that number was only the hospital deaths in the US and did not include all the deaths outside of hospitals, which would, of course, be a much larger number. Health freedom advocates have estimated the actual number of deaths in the US from pharmaceuticals to be anywhere from 250,000 to a million people every year.
4. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, Sec. 305 (c) (5) reference to "Codex Alimentarius". Codex Alimentarius is a United Nations Commission administered and funded by the World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization. It promulgates increasingly industrialized food standards and guidelines. "Harmonization" of US food production with Codex standards and guidelines represents a serious degradation of US food standards and freedoms.
This newsletter was written by Eric L. Frei. All Rights Reserved in Natural Law
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